Enviva to supply pellets to Lynemouth

Enviva Partners LP has announced the execution of a new take-or-pay off-take contract to supply wood pellets to Lynemouth Power Ltd., a subsidiary of Energeticky a prumyslovy holding (EPH). Deliveries are expected to start next year.
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Ontario slates $100 million toward renewable natural gas

Ontario’s government plans to spend up to $100 million over the next four years to foster growth of renewable natural gas (RNG) in the province. The Canadian Gas Association has also outlined new targets for country’s natural gas sector.
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Idaho pellet project works to overcome challenges

Though an Idaho pellet plant project announced last spring hasn’t yet come to fruition, the project is still alive and working to overcome final hurdles. Centennial Renewable Energy plans to build the project on the site of a former timber plant.
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IRENA: Global renewable energy jobs increased in 2015

The International Renewable Energy Agency has released a report finding more than 8.1 million people worldwide are currently employed by the renewable energy industry, up 5 percent from last year. The report includes data on bioenergy employment.
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Impact Bioenergy’s microdigester testing waste at Seattle brewery

Seattle-based Impact Bioenergy, a small startup focused on distributed energy with its portable, prefabricated anaerobic digestion technology, deployed its first microdigester at the Fremont Brewery Co. in Seattle in April.
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Gevo to review strategic alternatives

Gevo Inc. has commenced a review of strategic alternatives and engaged Cowen & Co. LLC as a financial advisor to assist in the review. The announcements was made approximately two weeks after the company released its first quarter financial results.
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USDA awards $8.8 million under Advanced Biofuel Payment Program

On May 27, the USDA announced more than $8.8 million in awards through its Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, which makes payments to producers for advanced biofuels produced from renewable biomass other than corn kernel starch.
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EPA posts supporting documents for RFS rulemaking

On May 31, the U.S. EPA published its proposed rule to set 2017 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume requirements in the Federal Register and posted dozens of supporting documents under the rule’s docket folder on Regulations.gov.
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REA report shows food waste collected separately will save money

A recent report released by U.K.-based Renewable Energy Association shows that food waste collected separately in a majority of situations can reduce costs for businesses and local authorities.
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Licella, Canfor form joint venture for biocrude production

Australia-based Licella Fibre Fuels Pty Ltd. and Canada-based Canfor Pulp Products Inc., through its subsidiary Canfor Pulp Ltd., have signed an agreement to form the Licella Pulp Joint Venture.
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New EU standard to boost greater use of renewable diesel

The European Committee for Standardization recently approved a new standard for paraffinic diesel fuel made from synthesis or hydrotreatment. EN 15940 will make it easier for vehicle manufacturers to authorize up to 100 percent renewable diesel use.
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UK GIB invests in 5.4 MW biomass plant

Construction work will soon commence on a new green energy facility in Wrexham Industrial Estate, north Wales, after developers secured a commitment of GBP 25 million ($36.03 million) from U.K. Green Investment Bank plc and Equitix.
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Repreve Renewables celebrates grand opening of processing center

Repreve Renewables LLC celebrated the official opening of its North Carolina processing center on June 1. The company's primary crop is giant miscanthus, a high-yielding, low-input and drought tolerant perennial that improves soil and water quality.
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OSU researching bacteria to begin biofuel production process

The popular method of breaking down lignin to convert biomass into valuable biofuels and chemicals is done by using fungi. However, researchers at Oklahoma State University are turning that process on its head.
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RIT, Synergy Biogas partner in algae biogas project

Rochester Institute of Technology and Synergy Biogas are exploring the environmental benefits of microalgae to clean agricultural wastewater and make biofuels. A three-month pilot program is growing microalgae on digested biomass.
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Trestle, Larksen partner to reduce CO2 from ethanol, coal power

Trestle Energy LLC and Larksen LLC have announced a collaboration to commercialize a new fuel pathway management platform to enable ethanol producers to reduce their fuel carbon intensity and facilitate the use of biomass pellets at power plants.
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CRFA changes name to Renewable Industries Canada

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association has relaunched under the name Renewable Industries Canada. The change from the reinforces the 32 year-old non-profit association's mission to promote the use of value-added products made from renewable resources.
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GE’s gas engine, biosolids technology selected for UK project

GE recently announced that M+W group has selected its Jenbacher gas engines and Monsal advanced anaerobic digestion system for Surrey County Council’s new Eco Park waste treatment and biogas-to-energy facility.
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GBB, Stern Brothers announce waste-to-energy agreement

Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc. and Stern Brothers & Co. recently announced that they will enter into an agreement for waste-to-energy (WTE), infrastructure and alternative energy sector projects.
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DOE: 2016 BioenergizeME infographic challenge winners crowned

The winner of the 2016 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge was announced in May. The winning infographic entitled “Cellulosic Ethanol: Fueling the Future,” was developed by students from Smithtown High School East in St. James, New York.
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